Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) allows your GP to send a series of repeat prescriptions to your pharmacy in one go, so there is no need for you to order them each time. It is reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.
You might be suitable for eRD if you receive regular or repeat medicines that do not change regularly. How eRD can help you:
- Your GP can authorise your medicines to be collected monthly or two monthly from your pharmacy
- There is no need to contact your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription - you can go straight to your pharmacy
- Your pharmacist will check it is still safe for you to receive the medicine every time you collect
- Your pharmacist will let you know when you need to contact your GP to review your medicines
eRD can also save time and money for your GP practice, pharmacy and the NHS. Ask your pharmacy about switching to eRD.
This video was produced by Wessex AHSN to increase awareness of eRD and its many benefits: